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Length: 45 minutes

Black & White and colour - Betacam SP/PAL with M&E and Italian Tracks

The United States Marine Corps, a unique fighting force older than the US itself, synonym of discipline, valour, patriotism and military virtue. Larger than most nations’ armies, the Marines have their own infantry, artillery, tanks, aviation, navy and supplies.

After the Gulf War in which the Marines played a fundamental role, the interest in this corps increased.

But what is it like to be a Marine? This exiting 45 minute programme reveals the secrets of the corps, capturing its human character and revealing the evolving nature of this revered military institution.

THE MARINES is an insight to the hard, tough and incredible experience of the training of the recruits. Here they learn about discipline, obligations and accountability. They learn to forget that they have an individual personalities and possessions. In the corps they are physically and mentally trained to become a Marine.

THE MARINES is a record of the heroic deeds of the most famous American military corps, using original archive footage from World War I and II, Korea, Vietnam and the most recent breathtaking sequences of the Gulf War.

THE MARINES is an on-site look at the latest technology, equipment and weaponry. It covers all the different aspects of the US Marine Corps, whose uniqueness, in America and throughout the world, lies in its integrated nature as a fighting force.